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Book Club

The Greater Detroit Association Phi Beta Kappa launched its book club in June 2019 and currently meets quarterly via Zoom. If you have any questions about the book club or would like to recommend a book selection for a future meeting please email Stacy Krainz at We hope you will join us!



Upcoming Selection

May 15, 2024  7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

2024 Spring Virtual Book Club Meeting

We invite you to join Greater Detroit ΦBK members to discuss The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese, a “stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, following three generations of a family seeking the
answers to a strange secret” (Goodreads).


Please RSVP here at the following Eventbrite link to receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting. Guests of PBK members are welcome to join us.

Questions? Email Stacy Krainz at

Recent Book Selections


Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: the Reporters Who Took On a World at War by Deborah Cohen (ΦBK, Radcliffe College) 


The Greater Detroit Association - Phi Beta Kappa held its Virtual Winter Book Club on February 21, 2024. Our book was Last Call at the Hotel Imperial by Deborah Cohen, recipient of the 2023 PBK Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. We discussed the American foreign correspondents who witnessed major events in Asia, Africa, and especially Europe from the 1920s to the 1940s and put both their lives and hearts on the line, seeing both the effect of individual leaders on history and the need to preserve the individual freedoms of the rest of the people.


Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia by Joshua Yaffa


Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo


The Years by Annie Ernaux 


South to America by Imani Perry

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